I inherited many boxes of old letters from my aunt – spanning several generations, different types of paper and a lovely variety of handwriting, I wanted to give them a new life by including them in prints.
I combined the letters with the landscapes, designing the plates to reveal or hide sections of text.
My family comes from Yorkshire and these locations (Filey, Howarth and Lastingham) are places we still visit, it is possible that the writers of the letters did walk along these particular paths in the past. However I wanted the images to be timeless, suggesting snatches of overheard conversations, and echoes of stories embedded in the land.
Collagraph with chine collee